Enniscorthy-born world class showjumping rider Bertram Allen will represent Wexford and Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics.
The official selection of the athlete and horse combinations for both the Showjumping and Eventing disciplines at the Tokyo Olympics will be made by the Olympic Federation of Ireland in the coming days, but WexfordLocal.com can confirm that nominations include Bertram Allen with Pacino Amiro (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Carnone Dancing Queen (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aiden McGrory.
Bertram Allen told WexfordLocal.com; “I am most grateful to be nominated to represent Team Ireland at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer together with my team-mates Cian O’Connor, Darragh Kenny, Shane Sweetnam and Michael Duffy. To compete for my country on the Olympic stage is a tremendous honour for me! “I am also incredibly proud of my Irish bred partner Pacino Amiro, who has kept on getting better and better this season to reach the highest level despite his young age!